30 Apr 2021


This week’s mailing is:



From the Headmaster to all parents:

Dear Parents

Last weekend saw the return of fixtures as we enjoyed cricket matches at all age groups against Berkhamsted. This was a welcome sign that we are on the pathway towards normality and the 1st XI enjoyed a thrilling return to action, a fantastic century from Liam Hilditch getting them over the line to victory deep into the evening.

We now have a Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to. Just a gentle reminder that a Covid test should form part of that weekend. You can see above a letter from Oxford County Council explaining why the testing programme is an important part of the battle against Covid.

Best wishes, Mike Windsor


Fourth Year parents’ evenings: Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 May

Details of how to book appointments with subject teachers, using Schoolcloud, will be sent next Friday in a separate email to parents.  Bookings are due to open on Wednesday 12 May, 6pm.

Leavers’ Festival of Sport, Sunday 23 May – from Pete Bignell, Director of Sport & PE

I am very aware that has been a difficult year for the Upper sixth students on the sporting playing fields.  So, as a Sports Department, we are running a ‘Leavers’ Festival of Sport‘ on Sunday 23 May where the Upper sixth can for one last time play Rugby, Hockey and Football in front of their peers with a large celebratory BBQ thrown in as well.

We have chosen these three sports based on the numbers of the 6th Form that choose these as their core sport & regularly represent the school at the weekend whilst also appreciating that Cricket and Rowing will have competitive seasons this year.  Ultimately the focus is on providing an inclusive opportunity to play competitive sport in a fun relaxed environment with their peers.

As long as the expected Stage 3 Government Guidance is announced on the Monday 17 May we will be allowing parents and family members to spectate which will hopefully add to the occasion.

School Policies

Parents are reminded that School Policies are available under the “About” & then “School Policies” menu of the website.  They are reviewed and updated from time to time.

Family Quiz –  Friday 21 May at 7pm via Zoom

ASPA and the Charity Committee (one of the Other Half activities at school) will be running a joint online quiz at 7pm on Friday 21 May (aiming to finish by 8.30pm to make it truly family friendly!)

Proceeds will be split between two charities:

  • SSNAP – a charity that works at the John Radcliffe Hospital supporting sick new born babies and their parents
  • AGAPE – a charity supporting educational work in Moldova which Abingdon has collaborated with for 20 years

Cost to join the quiz will be £5 per family but there will be an opportunity on the booking form to donate more to these charities if you wish.  To book your family ticket, please click here and complete the booking form including the email address to which you would like the Zoom details to be sent.

Closing date – end of day on Wednesday 19 May.  Zoom meeting details to be sent on Thursday 20 May.  We look forward to seeing you!

Ultimate Activity Camps, Summer Holidays – Monday 12 July – Friday 20 August 2021

Ultimate Activity Camps will be back at Abingdon School during the Summer holidays.  They have an early booking offer in place until Tuesday 4 May and suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment (dates can be changed free of charge up to 14 days before your first day on camp).  Please see online for dates and activities www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call their team on 0330 111 7077.

  • Summer Early Booking Offer, £182 a week – saving £40 from their Standard Rate of £222, £43/day – saving £6 from their Standard Rate of £49

News from the Week:

Food Menu for the coming week – Week 3

School Calendar

Please continue to consult the School Calendar for up to date information.

Here is the link to previous weekly mailings.